Added to Creative Stoke, 31st January 2011

The Clore Leadership Programme’s ‘Strengthening Leadership in the Cultural Sector’ scheme is now open. The 2011/12 Fellowships offer two intensive residential training courses, mentoring and coaching, and a secondment to manage a challenging project. Application deadline: 11th March 2011. Full details at

Added to the Directory:   Newcastle-under-Lyme College’s Art & Design blog.

On the blog: Christopher Bagnall with his work, at the N-u-L 2010 graduation show.

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery have announced three public lectures in October and November 2011…

  1.   Professor Barbara Kelly of Keele will give a public lecture on “Local and exotic locations: Music in the Midlands” at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, on Sunday 9th Oct 2011, from 2pm. Including live music by Debussy and Vaughan Williams.

  2.   AirSpace Director David Bethell explains the challenges of running an independent contemporary art gallery in Stoke-on-Trent. The date set is Friday 4th Nov 2011, at 2pm.

  3.   2011’s Reginald Haggar Memorial Lecture at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery will be given by broadcaster and scholar M.P. Tristram Hunt,
on “Priestly’s three Englands, Haggar’s six towns”. Tickets are free, no booking required.. Tickets are free, no booking required. The date set is 5th Nov 2011, at 2.30pm.

Stone’s Rooftop Studios are set to run a performance workshop with West End star Ashleigh Grey. Workshops are for 8-18 year olds, and will last 90 minutes. They will be held on 19th February 2011, and the cost is ¬£5. To book please phone:  01785 761233.

‘World of Dance’ and dance artist Carol Howard are running a free Belly Dance Workshop at the White Star pub, in Stoke town, on 16th February 2011. More details from Vanessa Darlington at:

A new Sculpture Trail at the Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire, is set to have its launch event on 22nd May 2011. More details on: 0845 459 8900.

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